Ouya emulators

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Ouya console.png
Developer Ouya, Inc.
Type Microconsole
Generation Eighth generation
Release date 2013
Discontinued 2015
Introductory price $99

The Ouya (Pronounced "OO-ya"), stylized as OUYA, is an 8th gen console powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).


Main article: Android emulators

The OUYA is Android based so you can use any Android emulators which runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) applications properly. The OUYA Framework is required for OUYA emulation. You'll need to install it on your preferred Android emulator. It can be downloaded here. As the OUYA does not accept keyboard input, you'll need to hook up a controller. XInput controllers work fine, original OUYA controller is not recognized yet.

There are two crucial things for OUYA emulation:

Hardware features and accessories[edit]

OUYA Controller[edit]

There is no emulator which supports OUYA controller natively yet but gamepad is already added to SDL GameController DB, so it will be possible to use it in emulators compatible with SDL library. Current Android emulators requires XInput wrappers to emulate OUYA controller as Xbox 360 controller.

  • For BlueStacks emulator OUYA controller requires to be seen as virtual Xbox controller and will work immidiately.
  • For NoxPlayer emulator see this guide.

OUYA Controller can be easily emulated by tandem gamepad + mouse or controllers with built-in touchpads like Nvidia SHIELD Controller, DualShock 4, DualSense or SteamDeck.


ROMs can be found at Archive.org's The Ouya Library.